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Duck egg blue sofa styling ideas

Explore the beauty and versatility of duck egg blue - a refreshing shade that will work wonders for your home with my styling tips.

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What is duck egg blue?


Defined as ‘a soft, turquoise-blue shade,’ duck egg blue gets its name from the eggs themselves which are a pale bluish-green shade.


When did it become a trend? 


Duck egg blue first hit the interior scene around 5-8 years ago, however, it appears it’s set to stay as homes up and down the country are utilising it around the home.


It works beautifully in many different traditional interior styles and whilst a trend in its own right, it sits under many other trends, such as Cottagecore.


If you’d like to see how to recreate this style in your own home, my Country Style Sofas guide will point you in the right direction.


What colours work well with duck egg blue?


Duck egg blue lends itself wonderfully to a catalogue of colours that work in both traditional and modern interiors.


This lovely soft shade will offer you a realm of possibilities when it comes to giving your living room a refresh. Whilst a soft and delicate shade, it can certainly hold its own. 


Duck egg blue is typically used in rustic schemes and paired with similar tonal shades, such as pale greys and greens. As they all have certain hues in common, they complement each other well.


If you’re going for a rustic vibe, you’ll often be drawn towards natural materials too, such as rattan or real wood.


Duck egg blue works beautifully against neutral shades making them a popular pairing choice. We’re picturing a beautiful oak floor dressed with a fluffy duck egg blue rug – perfection! 


On the other hand, take bright colours such as fuchsia pink and berry red – both would work a treat when offset with duck egg blue as it offers a complimentary canvas.


Adding brightly coloured scatter cushions onto your duck egg blue sofa would create a striking contrast and add a funky twist to a contemporary shade.  


In contrast, duck egg blue looks great with fresh white. Creating a fresh and crisp vibe in your living room, both of these neutral tones will work to make the room feel light and airy – perfect for a smaller living room in which you can create the illusion of space. 


Patterned cushions are also a great choice when thinking about colours to pair with your sofa. Subtly enhancing the interest of this muted shade, patterns allow you to easily incorporate other colours without taking the shine away from your statement sofa. 


Is duck egg blue right for you?


Whilst incredibly on-trend, duck egg sofas may not be for everyone. It’s important to consider all factors before purchasing your brand new sofa.


Think about your lifestyle, your existing colour scheme or if you’re catering for little paws or feet. All of these factors can influence your decision. 


Why we love duck egg:

  • It’s a wonderfully versatile colour so it’ll work effortlessly within your existing colour scheme 
  • Ideal for both large and small living rooms 
  • Brightens up any space
  • Statement piece of furniture 

Things to consider:

  • It shows up dirt more easily so it may be risky if you have little ones or pets who like to join you on the sofa 
  • Creates a cooling atmosphere, so if you’re looking to create a cosy living space it may not be the one for you

How to protect a light coloured sofa 


If you’re investing in a duck egg blue sofa, you’ll want to protect the light colour from any unwanted dust or dirt that can build up or easily show up on your seats. Luckily, we’ve got the product to help you do just that.


Our Premium Sofa Guard can be easily included as an added extra when you purchase any of our sofas online or in-store. It’s a specially formulated spray to protect every fibre of your sofa that works to minimise any damage caused by everyday mishaps – giving you peace of mind. 


For more information on how to care for your sofa, check out this guide.


Where can duck egg blue be used around the home? 


Thanks to its incredible versatility, duck egg blue can be adapted to most rooms of your home.


Loved for its perfect balance between green and blue with a large degree of grey, this tonally light colour will match beautifully in any room of choice. Offering a charmingly sophisticated backdrop for both modern and traditional interiors.


Acting as a neutral, it radiates a sense of calm and tranquillity, making it an ideal choice for your living room and bedroom. So you can create your very own sanctuary with our range of duck egg blue sofas and sofa beds.

  

This palette certainly isn’t limited to sofas either. Opt for a duck egg wallpaper with a delicate pattern overlaid to add an aesthetic appeal to any room or throw a duck egg blue throw onto your bed to add a soft and delicate touch.


In fact, you can use it everywhere from your walls to rugs and everything in between. 

Our favourite duck egg blue sofas

I’ve rounded up our top blue sofa picks to help you narrow down your favourite and find some much-needed sofa inspiration.

1. Mae


Combine classic designs with retro vibes and you have the charming Mae Sofa collection.


Boasting a beautiful and versatile shade of duck egg blue, the Mae sofa features distinctive button detailing and bolster cushions to the arms for added comfort.


Special features:


  • Reversible back cushions
  • Complementary accent cushions
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • Finished with slim tapered wooden feet in a choice of 2 colours


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2. Sienna


Featuring attractive curved arms, a supportive high back and slim burnished beech legs, our Sienna collection is incredibly popular.


Available in the beautiful Hopsack Duck Egg shade, all your green and blue living room dreams will come true. 


Special features:


  • Available in silver, stone, duck egg and navy 
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors as standard 
  • Attractive light wood legs
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 
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3. Hoxton


Our Hoxton 2 Seater Sofa in Malia Mallard, a pale blue shade, is absolutely perfect if you’re looking to create a calming feel in your lounge.


Marrying retro-inspired styling and bold fabrics, our Hoxton collection makes for an effortless addition to a modern or traditional interior scheme. 


Special features:


  • Available in three vibrant colours
  • Choose from a three-seater and two-seater sofa
  • Get it quickly as it’s part of our quick delivery range
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 
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4. Ellie


If sleek designs, beautiful colourways and a timeless investment are right up your street, discover our Living Ellie collection.


Covered in a beautiful aqua blue fabric, our Living Ellie 3 Seater is giving us serious sofa envy! Channel coastal vibes and transport yourself to the seaside with this marine-inspired shade. 


Special features:


  • Standard or scatter back options
  • Exclusively manufactured for ScS
  • Choose between oak or mahogany effect feet
  • Reversible seat backs to keep your sofa looking it’s best
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5. Marshmallow


Cosy up with a loved one in style and comfort on our Marshmallow Snuggle Chair and get ready to truly unwind.


Comes with a choice of country oak or burnished beech wooden legs for an effortless finish that will blend seamlessly with any classic and traditional interior. 


Special features:


  • Choose from 12 stylish colourways
  • Fibre filled seats as standard
  • Matching banquette footstool available
  • Reversible seat backs to keep your sofa looking it’s best
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I am hoping you now know everything there is to know about duck egg blue and you’re feeling inspired to inject this colour into your home. 


In the meantime, for more blue sofa styling ideas, take a look at the navy blue sofa styling ideas article.

Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

30th January 2023

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.